Part spa, part beauty retreat, the bathroom is a space for daily grooming. Today’s interior design trends reflect the restorative aspects of the powder room. No longer is the space a location of mere practicality. While not every bathroom is designed to mimic the style of a resort, a clean, elegant aesthetic quality has clearly emerged, a result of the powder room’s transformation from simple necessity to a chic haven. When it comes to decor for the bathroom, a multitude of options are available to suit every taste and budget.
Today we spotlight bathroom makeover ideas, from simple touches to involved projects. Some of the tips below can be carried out in an hour or two, while others may involve outside help. From inexpensive refreshers to more substantial changes, a variety of options are presented for your inspiration.
Easy Bathroom Makeovers
One of the most simple and effective ways to change the look of a bathroom is to purchase a new rug. Even a basic floor mat in a geometric pattern can create a big impact, as shown in the image below. In fact, this bathroom was featured in a previous Decoist post, which spotlighted a remodeled Mid-Century Modern home in Austin, Texas. Note how fresh flowers bring an exotic quality to the space, especially when they are tropical:
Is your bathroom a small one? Don’t fret–the makeover possibilities are just as enticing for your space. In fact, some might say that each design choice has an even bigger impact in a room that’s compact. Below we once again see the appeal of fresh flowers, as well as the makeover magic created by the purchase of a new shower curtain. [from Better Homes and Gardens]
For a more permanent greenery solution, place a potted plant in a bathroom with plenty of light. Ferns are excellent powder room plants, as they thrive on humidity. The space below has a conservatory feel, thanks to a potted fern and tabletop curiosities. [from Pottery Barn]